Elections 2024: What the major political parties say about education

We sent questions to the ANC, DA, EFF, IFP, FF Plus, ActionSA, PA, MK Party and RISE Mzansi


News | 12 April 2024

131 schools in Nelson Mandela Bay robbed, mostly at gunpoint, in five months

Many teachers are afraid to report for duty


News | 11 April 2024

Assaults on learners: Appeal court says tougher sanctions must apply to teachers

Two teachers were given an inappropriately small fine by the South African Council for Education and left to continue teaching


Law | 10 April 2024

Children have to use an open field as a toilet at Mthatha primary school

Zwelinzima Primary has 200 learners and 13 staff but no toilets


Brief | 8 April 2024

Disabled learners turned away from school

Renovations at Mthatha school, closed last year after parents complained of poor conditions, have still not been completed


News | 5 April 2024

Pit toilet eradication deadline missed by Limpopo education department

But department says it’s 80% of the way there


Brief | 4 April 2024

Cape Town school in the dark because it owes thousands to Eskom

A teacher at Vergenoegd Primary in Delft, Cape Town, says they discovered that the bursar office missed payments from August 2023


News | 25 March 2024

Action threatened against unregistered school that charges R850 per month

“The owner … only cares about money, not the education of our children” says parent


Brief | 21 March 2024

Years of protests pay off as Eastern Cape village gets new high school

The R56-million Vukile Tshwete Senior Secondary has officially opened in Keiskammahoek after eight years of struggle


Brief | 19 March 2024

Library services crippled in Nelson Mandela Bay

Some have not reopened since Covid lockdown


News | 14 March 2024

Library vandalism hits learners hard in Philippi

Brown’s Farm library may be closed for a year


Brief | 14 March 2024

KZN villagers get new bridges to cross dangerous rivers safely

After pleading with government for years, the Welisizwe Bridge Programme has finally delivered four bridges in eMakhabeleni


Brief | 12 March 2024

Building of new classrooms at overcrowded Dunoon school stalled

Inkwenkwezi Secondary School has more than 1,500 learners, with an average of 45 learners per class


Brief | 12 March 2024

Yoliswa Dwane, education activist who condemned John Hlophe, is remembered at UCT event

She “dedicated her life to advancing social justice” but died “too young, too early”


News | 4 March 2024

Gugulethu school for adults abandoned by government, say residents

St Francis Community Learning Centre has to rely on illegal connection for electricity


News | 1 March 2024

Education department’s electricity cut off for owing millions of rands

Eastern Cape provincial education department’s offices in Nelson Mandela Bay have been in the dark since December


Brief | 20 February 2024